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Chamber News

Chamber Board is busy planning for the 2017 year…

  John Klingenberger has rejoined the Chamber Board and is chairing a
    committee to discuss the impact of the 900N corridor and how it might be
    able to be leveraged to promote the Roanoke Community.  He is in the
    formation stage and if you are interested in serving on this committee please
    contact John at

County Surveyor Jay Poe, the project engineer for 900N and Mark
    Wickersham will speak at the April 11 board meeting to update us on the layfayette rd
    project.  All members are welcome to attend.  6PM Roanoke Library.
    Corey Ayers has stepped up to save the Farmer’s Market.  As many
    know Andi did an outstanding job, but her employment has moved her to
    Chicago. This is a huge task and will only survive if the membership
    volunteers a day or two to help Corey.  She will be holding an organizational
    meeting soon and if you would like to help please contact her at

With the help of Stephanie and Kathy, I have agreed to Chair this year’s
    Vintage and Handmade Event.  This event is a major financial contributor to
    paying for the Friday night family events.  I need volunteers to help the day
    of the event with set up and tear down. 

Stephanie McKibben continues to serve as the Chair of the three Friday
    night family nights on Main Street.  She also needs volunteers to help with
    set up and tear down at these very well attended and successful events. 
    Contact her at

Alice Eshelman will again be the Chair of the Taste of Roanoke.  If you
    want to help with this contact her at
    We are seeking ways to assist our industry partners.  If any of you have ideas
    to share please contact me,
    We will also be involved with the Town Council, Roanoke Beauti8cation
    Foundation and Art Council in a discussion of adding LED lights to the lamp
    posts in downtown.  Also, how to decorate for Christmas.

Members are always welcome to attend our board meetings.  We meet
    the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Roanoke Library.  We plan to have
    enhanced board meetings each quarter and bring speakers with items of
    We have reserved the Cottage Event Center to hold our Annual
    Christmas meeting and awards program on December 12  this year.  Hold
    that date on your calendar and we will get the invitations out early
    November.  Also, we are looking for all chamber members to nominate
    individuals to be recognized for Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and
    Business of the Year.  We will get the description of each and a nomination
    form out to you in early November as well.

Roanoke is noted for its charm and being a great place to raise a
    family.  It takes all of us to make this possible.  We are counting on you and
    your business to step forward and help this year.
    Again, thanks for your support
    Perry Collins
    2017 Roanoke Chamber President

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